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 08/11/2012 10:40 PM
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I haven't heard that one. Lots of people uninstall the old drivers before install new ones, but here is AMD's directions

Upgrade an old graphics card to a new model

  1. Note! Before getting started, ensure that you know the model of your graphics card. It will come in handy for several steps in the process. Refer to Article GPU-55 for information on how to identify your graphics card
  2. Verify that the new graphics card is compatible with the motherboard. Refer to the motherboard manual to determine compatibility
  3. Verify that the graphics card’s requirements are met by the system. Refer to AMD’s Products and Technologies page to determine the system requirements for your graphics card
  4. Verify that the operating system has the latest service packs / updates
  5. Download the latest drivers for the graphics card from AMD’s Graphics Drivers & Software page. Refer to Article GPU-56 for information on how to use the graphics driver utility
  6. Download the latest drivers for the new graphics card
  7. Remove any pre-existing drivers / software for the graphics card. Refer to Article GPU-57 for detailed instructions on how to uninstall old drivers
  8. Uninstall the old graphics card. Refer to Article GPU-58 for detailed instructions on how to uninstall the old graphics card
  9. Install the new graphics cards. Refer to Article GPU-59 for detailed instructions on how to install the new graphics card
  10. Install the latest drivers for the graphics card. For detailed instructions on how to install the latest graphics drivers, refer to:
    1. Article GPU-33 for a Windows 7 based system
    2. Article GPU-1 for a Windows Vista based system
    3. Article GPU-2 for a Windows XP / Windows 2000 based system

     

  11. DAMN, I must be physchic!! Posted before you by 1 hour!! LOL

 

edit: You might want to use Driver Sweeper's new program 'Driver fusion' to make sure you get all/most of the old files http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion



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Edited: 08/11/2012 at 11:58 PM by stumped
 08/11/2012 11:31 PM
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Current System:

AMD FX 4100 Quad Core Processor

Windows 7 64 bit

(current graphic card) AMD Raedon HD 6450

8Gig RAM

New Graphic Card:  Raedon HD 7850

Question: (and probably a silly one, but here it is...)

Simply put, I want to install the new card myself, but read that uninstalling (from Program and Features) AMD Catalyst Install Manager for old card, might remove chipset drivers.  If I follow the instructions for installing my new card, by uninstalling the above listed Catalyst Install Manager, to prepare for new software/drivers, do I run the risk of removing AMD chipset files/drivers?  If so, how does a person with an AMD video graphic card and an AMD Processor, go about installing a new AMD video graphic card?  Thank you for any help.

 08/11/2012 11:36 PM
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What the warning is about is that if you choose the "express" method when you are uninstalling, it will remove the USB and SATA drivers, which will cause an unbootable situation, it's a little oversight that AMD hasn't changed in years. So basically run the uninstaller, click CUSTOM, and un-check everything except Display Driver and Control Center. I wouldn't worry with DriverSweeper myself, but that's just me.

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 08/12/2012 12:04 AM
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Thank you for your reply.  I read and viewed the sites you listed, before I posted to the forum.  My questions and concerns came up regarding my original post, because of a few sites I read on the Internet.  Here is one of the instructional sites that caused me concern, for uninstalling AMD graphic card drivers when you also have an AMD processor:

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/4/4/guide-how-to-completely-uninstall-amd-graphics-drivers.aspx

Pay special attention to the "warning".  This is what caused me pause in simply following the instructions listed on this site.  I am probably over thinking it, but this new computer has caused me a fair amount of grief in the one month that I have owned it. heh!  Needless to say, I am trying to be as informed as possible before making any moves.  Admit to being "gun-shy" at the moment.

 08/12/2012 12:36 AM
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The article is wrong in at least one respect...Driver Sweeper does offer a stand alone app...always has. Guru has never offered version 3.2.0 (latest). The article is right in saying leftover files can cause issues. Driver sweeper has the option to save all the files it deletes (check mark it)...any problems, simply re-install them. Since I don't use AMD processors, I can't speak from experience, but my experience reading the posts on this forum hasn't led me to believe there is a issue. BTW..I don't blame you for being gun shy..When I went from a 4870 to my present card, it wasn't a smooth transition...mainly because of 'hidden leftover files'. Maybe a amd processor guy can answer and make you feel more at ease.



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 08/12/2012 12:43 AM
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Thanks again for the reply. 

Like I said, I am probably over thinking it, but after the mishaps I have experienced with this computer, I am a bit white-knuckled.  Maybe someone with a similar situation/setup will share their thoughts.  Again, thank you very much for the information, especially about Driver Sweeper (which interestingly enough, I looked into earlier today.....didn't download it, but am thinking about it.)

 08/12/2012 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by: coldwetn0se Thanks again for the reply. 

Like I said, I am probably over thinking it, but after the mishaps I have experienced with this computer, I am a bit white-knuckled.  Maybe someone with a similar situation/setup will share their thoughts.  Again, thank you very much for the information, especially about Driver Sweeper (which interestingly enough, I looked into earlier today.....didn't download it, but am thinking about it.)

Use the link I furnished...under NO circumstances download from Guru 3D. Use this link...scroll down for the 'original' driver sweeper version 3.2.0, it explains alot (like backup) http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html



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Edited: 08/12/2012 at 12:51 AM by stumped
 08/12/2012 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion What the warning is about is that if you choose the "express" method when you are uninstalling, it will remove the USB and SATA drivers, which will cause an unbootable situation, it's a little oversight that AMD hasn't changed in years. So basically run the uninstaller, click CUSTOM, and un-check everything except Display Driver and Control Center. I wouldn't worry with DriverSweeper myself, but that's just me.

Thank you!  This is exactly the information I was hoping to find.  I tried so many sites, google searches, pm'ed a few friends....just couldn't find the information.  This makes much sense, and I plan to make use of this...tomorrow morning.  Need sleep. <grin> Thanks again!

And thanks again @stumped for your posts.

 08/13/2012 02:11 AM
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Can we assume you were successful?



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 08/13/2012 03:02 AM
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Hard to tell since the posts were shuffled around, heh.

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